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 Map of Iceland, first published in 1570, showing the volcano Hekla
Time and place: Nov. 20, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Can musical aesthetics register the turbulence of living together with volcanoes? Tore Størvold talks about geosociality and the ecocritical analysis of Icelandic music.

Illustration of the climate anomaly of the 1770s, from 1772
Time and place: Nov. 27, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

How have past societies dealt with climate change? Dominik Collet talks about new approaches in the emerging field of climate history.

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Image may contain: Fish, Illustration, Fish, Font, Salmon.
Time and place: Nov. 13, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Can we integrate art and academic practice to find new ways of representing other-than-human species? How do we engage in storytelling that adequately describes our kinship with the more-than human world?

Beijing University statue of a taijiquan practitioner wearing a face mask
Time and place: Nov. 6, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

How do people’s experiences and fears of air pollution transform into new visions of sustainability and creative forms of action? We have invited Mette Halskov Hansen to talk about the Airborne project, exploring the human dimensions of air pollution in China.

six old oil rigs waiting for disassembly in a fiord in Norway
Time and place: Nov. 1, 2019 10:00 AM8:30 PM, SALT, Langkaia Oslo

How can academics, artists and activists creatively engage with the environmental challenges of current times? How to imagine more just, livable and democratic futures in the Nordic countries?

photograph of an urban landscape with a large neonlit sign spelling "resist forest" on a building, night time
Time and place: Oct. 31, 2019 4:15 PM5:30 PM, 12 etg. P. A. Munchs Hus

NB: The lecture will be held at the 12th floor, PA Munchs Hus.

How does the Anthropocene manifest in the organosphere? Marco Armiero presents the Guerrilla Narrative project Toxic Bios, a counter-hegemonic exercise aiming to dismantle the Toxic Narratives of the Anthropocene while prefiguring alternative socio-ecological politics.

 
book cover "our entangled futures"
Time and place: Oct. 30, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Is it time to tell a new story about climate change? Karen O'Brien talks on the potential of stories to empower social change.

Oil rig close to the coast in southern Norway
Time and place: Oct. 30, 2019 9:00 AMNov. 1, 2019 7:00 PM, University of Oslo/Tøyen Hovedgård/SALT

This three-day intensive course introduces theories and research methods applied in the interdisciplinary field of environmental humanities.

Architects rendering of planned new climate house, sunny with kids playing in front of the building.
Time and place: Oct. 28, 2019 9:00 AMOct. 29, 2019 4:00 PM, Oslo, Norway

How do we narrate climatic change in a museum environment and initiate dialogue across its stakeholders? How can museums become ‘contact zones’ where science and education, activism and entertainment, debate and tourism interact productively?

Bildet kan inneholde: kvinne, hår, frisyre, hake, blond.
Time and place: Oct. 24, 2019 12:00 PM3:00 PM, Room 830, Eilert Sundts hus

How do we make more-than-human relations come alive in our research? Human speech and written texts are key sources of reference, but how do we account for sociality beyond words and human perspectives? What forms of research and knowledge enable the exploration of multi-species worlds? How make our writing less anthropocentric in the Anthropocene?

children's shoes in the sand
Time and place: Oct. 23, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

What is the relationship between education and sustainable development? Elin Sæther talks about COSER, a research initiative aiming to explore education in light of today's complex sustainable development issues.

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Time and place: Oct. 16, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Elisabeth Ulrika Sjødahl from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design talks about Beautiful Landscapes and Heavy Pollution.

Time and place: Oct. 10, 2019 9:00 AMOct. 11, 2019 5:00 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes hus

What is the status of the Antarctic Treaty 60 years after its entry into force? This workshop is part of the Political Philosophy Looks to Antarctica project.

Iceberg floating in the sea
Time and place: Oct. 9, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Can we extract water from Antarctic icebergs? Dr Julia Jabour from the University of Tasmania talks on efforts to design a legal regime to regulate iceberg harvesting.

photograph of an urban landscape with a large neonlit sign spelling "resist forest" on a building, night time
Time and place: Oct. 3, 2019 2:15 PM4:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

How is knowledge produced from art, pedagogy and civic engagement in the Environmental Humanities? Hanna Musiol lectures on the need to create spaces for participatory and transmedia collaborations among scholars, artists, students, designers, and community actors. 

Image may contain: Cartoon, Illustration, Graphic design, World, Art.
Time and place: Oct. 2, 2019 4:15 PM6:00 PM, PAM 489

Society urgently request knowledge from the environmental humanities that can help us understand the challenges of our times. This talk presents some examples of co-creation between academia and civil society, exploring collaborative attempts to make a difference.

collage of different types of underwater plants
Time and place: Oct. 2, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Eli Rinde from the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) talks about threats to the marine biodiversity in Norway and possible solutions.

Aerial view of small settlement by the sea in Alaska
Time and place: Sep. 25, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

What are the international law implications of the Anthropocene? For this lunch discussion we have invited Research Professor Davor Vidas, a member of the Anthropocene Working Group of the International Commission on Stratigraphy.

SUM og HF på Forskningsdagene 2019
Time and place: Sep. 24, 2019 5:00 PM6:30 PM, Kulturhuset, Laboratoriet

Isen smelter og i en varmere verden blir Arktis stadig viktigere. Hva skal skje nordpå? Hvem skal bestemme, og på hvilke premisser? 

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Time and place: Sep. 20, 2019 9:00 AMSep. 21, 2019 5:00 PM, Universitetsplassen, Karl Johans gate 47

Hva slags by ønsker du å bo i? Hvordan synes du den bør endre seg i fremtiden, når klimaet endrer seg? I vårt telt på Forskningstorget 20. - 21. September kan du utforske fortidens Oslo og hjelpe oss med å utforme et bedre og grønnere Oslo for alle.

Protesters from Exctinction Rebellion holding a banner outside the Norwegian parliament
Time and place: Sep. 18, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

The science is clear: It is understood that we are facing an unprecedented global emergency. We must act now. But how? We have invited Inger Østenstad from Extinction Rebellion to talk about radical honesty and tactics in climate activism.

A collage of different books on climate fiction written by norwegian authors
Time and place: Sep. 11, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Why is climate fiction so blue, and what is it good for? We have invited Sissel Furuseth to talk about how anthropogenic climate change is orchestrated in contemporary Norwegian fiction.

distracted girl on bike using smartphone
Time and place: Sep. 4, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 2531 Stort Møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

Is the information technology industry emerging as an increasing threat to the environment? We have invited Trine Syvertsen, professor of media and communication at UiO, to talk about reactions to toxic media, digital detox, and the 'slow media' movement.

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Time and place: Aug. 14, 2019 4:30 PM5:30 PM, MS Sunnhordland, Brygga i Arendal

Hvilke uttrykksformer er legitime og virkningsfulle i miljøkampen? Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH) inviterer til panelsamtale om det unge klimaopprøret og den vanskelige veien fra kunnskap til handling. 

Airplane taking off in California, US
Time and place: June 19, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, PAM 425, P.A Munchs hus

Do scholars fly too much? We have invited Kjerstin Aukrust to talk about academic flightshaming and the 2019 petition to reduce CO2 emissions from UiO flights by 50 percent.